Tag: Pope Francis

Pope to visit school for imams, Muslim preachers in Morocco in March

Pope to visit school for imams, Muslim preachers in Morocco in March

| Cindy Wooden | February 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis’ trip to Morocco March 30-31 will include a visit to a school training an international group of Muslim prayer leaders and preachers, including women.

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Pope looks back 800 years to St. Francis’ dialogue with Muslim sultan

Pope looks back 800 years to St. Francis’ dialogue with Muslim sultan

| Cindy Wooden | January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis will have St. Francis of Assisi on his mind when he visits Abu Dhabi Feb. 3-5 and Morocco in late March.

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Affirming celibacy, pope explains narrow possibility for married priests

Affirming celibacy, pope explains narrow possibility for married priests

| Cindy Wooden | January 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Many people were surprised when Pope Francis told reporters flying with him from Panama Jan. 27 that he did not think optional celibacy for priests in the Latin-rite church was a good idea.

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Gift of fidelity in marriage, priesthood is possible, pope says

Gift of fidelity in marriage, priesthood is possible, pope says

| January 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Unity and fidelity are indispensable cornerstones of Christian marriage, Pope Francis said.

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Bishops must realize seriousness of abuse crisis, pope says

Bishops must realize seriousness of abuse crisis, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | January 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

The primary goal of the Vatican’s February summit on clerical sexual abuse and child protection is to help bishops understand the urgency of the crisis, Pope Francis said.

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As World Youth Day closes, pope prompts volunteers to keep serving

As World Youth Day closes, pope prompts volunteers to keep serving

| Rhina Guidos | January 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Just before leaving the physical and human warmth of Panama Jan. 27, Pope Francis stopped to thank the thousands of official volunteers, young and old, gathered at the capital city’s Rommel Fernandez Stadium to tell them that they had just participated in an event similar to one that took place early in Christianity.

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Pope calls for peace in Venezuela, denounces Philippine church bombing

Pope calls for peace in Venezuela, denounces Philippine church bombing

| Junno Arocho Esteves | January 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis prayed that a peaceful solution may be found in Venezuela as uncertainty and political instability grip the country.

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Keep God’s love alive, pope tells young people at World Youth Day

Keep God’s love alive, pope tells young people at World Youth Day

| Junno Arocho Esteves | January 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Young men and women in the church can bring the joy of the Gospel to the world by showing that God’s love extends to all people and excludes no one, Pope Francis said.

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Local pilgrims eager for World Youth Day in Panama

Local pilgrims eager for World Youth Day in Panama

| January 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

World Youth Day in January works well for University of St. Thomas students Katie Duncan and Leo Kaardal.

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Vatican summit to help nations lagging on abuse policies, Jesuit says

Vatican summit to help nations lagging on abuse policies, Jesuit says

| Cindy Wooden | January 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Only about half of the national bishops’ conferences in the world have adopted complete, Vatican-approved guidelines for handling accusations of clerical sexual abuse and promoting child protection, said the Jesuit named to moderate the Vatican’s February summit on abuse.

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Pope meets with Chilean bishops, discusses abuse crisis

Pope meets with Chilean bishops, discusses abuse crisis

| Junno Arocho Esteves | January 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis spent nearly three hours with bishops from Chile discussing the sexual abuse crisis that has rocked the church in the country, a Chilean bishop said.

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Pope will go to Romania calling for unity, focus on the common good

Pope will go to Romania calling for unity, focus on the common good

| Carol Glatz | January 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis will make a three-day apostolic visit to Romania in late May, the Vatican announced.

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